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Windows 7: Group Policy Issue

14 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Group Policy Issue

Since the last update, my GPE is ignoring my Control Panel preferences to not show about half of the standard CP icons. I removed all the ignores, and added a few to ignore back after a boot, but only about half were removed from the CP.

I did install KB2823324, but removed it later in the day. I didn't seem to cause any issues, but maybe this is one.

It's really not a big deal to have all the icons show if this is not repairable, but I'm a bit a*al about my rig.

Anyone else with this issue? Any thoughts on repair?

Thanks in advance;


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14 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

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14 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks bro, but that's not the issue.

GPE doesn't seem to want to institute my User Config/Control Panel/Hide Specific Control Panel Items since the Tues. update.
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14 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Restore your system using System restore to a point before you did the tuesday update.
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14 Apr 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sarris,

I'm not sure which method you used to hide the icons in the Control Panel, but you might take a looks at the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help.

Control Panel - Hide Icon

Hope this helps, :)
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14 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for the response guys.

@ roboticarm, a herd of updates happend this week as well as the Windoze updates, so I'm not restoring.

@ shawn, I used the Group Policy Editor, but as I said it had stopped working for blocking the CP icons.

No biggie, I thought there might be a quick fix.



Well after a couple more boots it NOW seems to be working normally. WTF??

Sorry for bothering you guys, and again, thanks!
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14 Apr 2013   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

It's no bother at all Sarris. I'm just glad that it got itself sorted for you. :)
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